The Wealthy Dentist conducted a survey asking dentists if they think the Affordable Care Act will help their dental practices.
Most doctors would prefer the government stay out of their dental practice management
Only 9% of the our dentist respodents are optimistic that the Act will help the dental profession; 72% of the dentists surveyed fear their dental practice will be hurt by the new law.
Jim Du Molin and Julie Frey discuss dentists thoughts about the Affordable Care Act:
“If you don’t think we are paying for the uninsured now you have your head in the sand. Obama stated that dental benefits would be included in the health care act, and I think it will increase utilization. More demand, less supply… you figure it out.” California dentist
“People will be tuned in even more to the idea that everything should be paid for by insurance. On the other hand, the current system is broken and crazy. I hope we aren’t just trading it for more broken, crazy, and unaffordable.” Washington Dentist Anesthesiologist
“”I believe that the increased tax burden on all Americans that directly results from this Act will significantly reduce discretionary dollars for virtually everyone, and will eventually lead to a single payer system that will be even less efficient and more wasteful than the current system,” said an Illinois dentist.
How do you think the Affordable Care Act will affect your dental practice?